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Woman held hostage, escaped before explosion

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP)  A Connecticut official says a woman was held hostage for several days before escaping and calling police hours before an explosion that left one person dead and nine officers injured.

North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda says officers at the scene told him the woman was able to get out of the home and call authorities Wednesday. Officers tried for hours to get a barricaded man to come out before the explosion.

Police say a person was found dead on the property. The identity has not been released.

The officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Two were discharged from a hospital Thursday.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.

Court records show a husband and wife lived on the property and she filed for divorce two weeks ago.  

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